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Offline mswhat298

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« on: March 08, 2010, 04:03:36 PM »
Hey fellas...it's been a while since I posted my problem with the DK20 and the problems in getting it setup properly.

My last thread I posted that Washburn was gonna fix it or replace it.  Well, I just found out last week the DK20 is discontinued.  So they're replacing it with a new model that's coming out in a couple of weeks, the WD7SCE.

Don't know anything about it because it's not on the market yet but they have a news release on the Washburn news area.  

Anybody heard anything about this model?  I'm just hoping it plays and sounds good and I can get the action down to a playable level!  

Mike

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 04:45:10 PM »
That looks nice, great upgrade! Way to go Washburn..
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010, 08:48:24 AM »
Still waiting on my guitar...some of the online shops have the WD7S and WD7SCE (mine) posted already and I'm a little nervous that I'll be getting a big quality downgrade from my DK20T, which was already a low end guitar.  

The standard one (no electronics and cutaway body) is retailing for $149.  What kind of quality are we talking about here for that kind of price?

Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised...there's just no feedback available since this is a brand new model and it's making me nervous.

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 09:13:03 AM »
It seems to me that you will be better off since the WD7 sports a solid spruce top.  The DK20 only had a select spruce top, right?

Stop worrying!  Just imagine all the fun you'll have when you start playing the new guitar.

Mark

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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010, 09:40:34 AM »
Very true...and Washburn has done me right so far.  I'm just impatient and wary since this is a new model.  Yes, the DK20T has a select spruce top.  

And man am I tired of playing my old Yamaha in the meantime!  It's old and the strings are beyond dead.  Not gonna bother replacing them with the new one on the way.

Thanks!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010, 10:26:38 AM »
I know what you mean.  I have an old Sears Silvertone that is made by Harmony.  It has a super-stiff laminate top.  Playing that guitar made one pine for anything else.  I would play my 12 string instead, but since my the top started lifting, I decided to buy the D10.  Man, what a difference!  It sparked a guitar renaissance with me.  

Funny thing is, I put D'Addario Bluegrass strings on the Silvertone and it woke it up!  Rich and loud!

Never can tell.  Strings for your old Yam may be just the thing to whet your appetite for the new arrival.

Mark

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'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical
'89 Washburn C10N Classical
'73 Sivertone Model 319
'85 Ibanez DCL St.Chorus
Rocktron Compressor
DiMarzio Acoustic Pickup
Peavey Backstage Amp
Lots of Smiles ;)
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'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
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Washburn Rover RO20 Travel Guitar
Behringer ACX450

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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2010, 12:24:09 PM »
A D10 eh?  I'm hearing nothing but good things about those.  Who knows, I may end up selling the WD7, scrounging up the rest for a D10S and be done with it.

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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2010, 12:46:51 PM »
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Who knows, I may end up selling the WD7, scrounging up the rest for a D10S and be done with it.


I'll bet that WD7's going to sound pretty good...
 

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2010, 01:10:40 PM »
I hope so!  Looks pretty nice for sure.  

The cust service guy told me it'd be setup at the factory but would probably need a truss rod adjustment once it arrives.  I'll have to re-read up on how to do all that.  

Or I can just take it to a local shop...heck they all know me by now anyway.  ; )Mike W.
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